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Miniature figures : from model soldiers to fantasy gaming

Author: David Jefferis
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historically, model figures tended to be military ones, such as soldiers. Today, gaming has brought a new popularity to building favorite characters from fantasy games, both people and animals. This exciting introduction to model making explains the mathematics of scale, using the Internet for research, and how to shape and fix molded figures. Tips on painting, filing, smoothing, and applying gloss help build  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jefferis, David.
Miniature figures.
New York, New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2019]
(DLC) 2018050794
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Jefferis
ISBN: 9780778750161 0778750167 9780778750208 0778750205
OCLC Number: 1057730719
Target Audience: Age 10-14.; Grade 4-6.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: What are miniature figures? --
Gaming world --
Scales large and small --
Are you a gamer or a collector? --
Researching your subject --
Planning your workspace --
Working with figures --
Painting and finishing --
Miniature machines --
Creating creatures --
Setting the scene --
Massed formations --
What's next? --
Glossary.
Responsibility: David Jefferis.

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Historically, model figures tended to be military ones, such as soldiers. Today, gaming has brought a new popularity to building favorite characters from fantasy games, both people and animals. This exciting introduction to model making explains the mathematics of scale, using the Internet for research, and how to shape and fix molded figures. Tips on painting, filing, smoothing, and applying gloss help build fine-motor skills. Young readers are encouraged to build patience, concentration, perseverance, and problem-solving.

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